Give Yourself Away

November 25, 2012 — Leave a comment

Jim Elliot

He is no fool who
gives what he cannot keep
to gain what he cannot lose!

Last Sunday, I shared the story behind Jim Elliot’s famous quote which he wrote in his journal at age 22 while a senior at Wheaton College. Martyred with 4 of his missionary team mates seven years later, Elliot embodied the self-giving love that is at the heart of Christ and His Kingdom.

The motivation for giving ourselves and our resources come from the heart of Jesus himself:

“Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life
will keep it.” (Luke 17:33)

For more on biblical principles of giving and the vision of the church, listen to the sermon from Christ Church here at our website.

Elliot’s journal entry

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